7 lessons I learned from going gluten free for one month

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There is a lot of talk about the growing number of people with a sensitivity to gluten.  Gluten free diets have been said to reduce symptoms from skin and digestive issues to neurological disorders.  Having one child facing some difficulty in a handful of skills (focus being one of them) we decided to jump on […]

Save for College and Save the Planet with VA529. Who Knew?


Monday April 22nd is Earth Day so THINK GREEN! Did you know you can save for college AND save the planet using the Socially Targeted Investment Portfolio available through VA529 inVEST, not to mention the awesome tax advantages? American investors are increasingly seeking investment choices that complement their environmental and social consciences. According to the latest Report on […]

This Week: March 25 – 31, 2013


Have an event to add to our calendar? Email us at kate@richmondmom.com! Be sure to register to win family 5-pack of tickets to the Raise the Roof interactive exhibit at the Science Museum of Virginia. And don’t miss our list of Richmond runs, walks, and more – 5k, 1k, and more. We also have a listing of Spring Break camps and events […]

This Week: January 28 – February 3, 2013


Have an event to add to our calendar? Email us at kate@richmondmom.com! Check out our contests for tickets to LEGO Kidsfest, Yo Gabba Gabb, Richmond Kids Expo & Babies Too, and the Ringling Brothers Circus! AND – Mark your calendar for Wednesday, January 30 for the nTelos award of prizes to CJSTUF, Full Circle Grief, and Jack & […]

Events to Celebrate New Year’s and Welcome 2013!


Now that 2012 is almost over, it’s time to celebrate the New Year. What better place to enjoy the holidays and ringing in the New Year than right here in Richmond? There are plenty of reasons to get out and enjoy the last week of the year. We’ve listed some of them below. If you […]

September is College Savings Month: VA529 Makes Saving Easier


Editor’s Note: Save the fee using your Savvy Saver Discount and start an account today! September is College Savings Month and VA529 has some great opportunities to save. With four unique programs, there is something for every type of savings strategy and style. Wondering why you should start saving now? Here are 4 great reasons: […]

This Week is Sizzling: July 30 – August 5


Get ready for August ’cause here it comes! This week is filled with lots of activities. And don’t miss all of the Olympic Games and check out our Olympic fun right here on Richmondmom.com. We’ve got tons of fun listed here and on our Summer Activities list. Remember our Real Cute Kids contest is underway. […]

Watch for Virginia 529 College Savings Plan Reps at Upcoming Events

VA529 College Savings Plan

The Virginia Prepaid Education Program (VPEP) is one of the Section 529 qualified tuition programs offered by the Virginia College Savings Plan.VPEP lets Virginia families prepay the cost of tomorrow’s college tuition and mandatory fees today. It’s an easy way to plan for your child’s future so you both can better enjoy their college years. […]

MIDAS Blood Drive Saves Lives and You Get a Prize for Donating


Did you know that blood is needed in Richmond every day? Why not donate and help save a life? When you give blood, you can stretch your dollars at the same time. How? Midas of Richmond, Inc. makes it easier to stretch your dollars by rewarding blood donors! Not only can you help save lives, […]

Lawn Mower Safety Tips


Kimberly Woodson of Farmers Insurance Group is always looking for ways to make our community safer. Sure, she sells insurance — but she also gives great tips on safety for families even if you’re not in the market to purchase insurance! Check this out. By Kimberly Woodson Spring and summer — time to appreciate the […]